The salt content of Geneva Lake has been steadily increasing for many years. Today, although the salt content of Geneva Lake is still considered to be at a safe level, the trend says that unless action is taken to limit the amount of salt that is entering the lakeRead More
Author: James Strauss
The number of visitors versus parking rates is a simple equation that starts with free parking attracting the greatest number of visitors, and zero visitors when parking rates exceed what a person is willing to pay. Every time the Lake Geneva City Council increases parking rates there is a negative…..Read More
Looking On The Bright Side The bright side of parking is that it only costs a buck an hour. That’s a deal, unless one thinks about communities that have done away with meter systems completely. Towns, villages and cities across the nation have gone to free parking in their downtown areas in order to promote more business. Classic old complaints about how business would actually go down because people would not be encouraged to move their cars, thereby limiting turnover, have proven to be wrong. Employees taking up all the parking, another common complaint of free parking, have also turned...Read More
The City of Lake Geneva’s property tax at $4,722,510 is 60% of the city’s revenue and it is the first and largest single revenue item on the city’s 2017 budget.
Compared to last year it has gone up $117,510 or 2.5% over in that single year……